Near Salmon in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
When she was only about 14 years old, she had been captured by Indians in Montana, where her people were out hunting buffalo in 1800. Reunited with her family, she helped Lewis and Clark obtain Indian horses and a Shoshone guide to show them how to reach their Columbia River destination.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 239.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 45° 3.065′ N, 113° 41.116′ W. Marker is near Salmon, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on State Highway 28 near Haynes Creek/17 Mile Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salmon ID 83467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sacajawea (approx. 2.3 miles away); MacDonald's Battle Waters Flowing to the Pacific (approx. 2½ miles away); The Withington Caldera (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 4.2 miles away); Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salmon.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.